Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies {2017}

by Dorothy Reinhold on December 18, 2017

Print This Post Print This Post Affordable gifts for foodies this holiday season, from a specialty fruit and snacks basket to wine, meat, avocados and a tree ornament. There's something here for all the foodies on your list.

Ready, set, GO! Get off the procrastination seat. It’s time to hunker down and complete your holiday shopping. Luckily, you can do it from the comfort of your own home with this list of gifts for food lovers and home cooks you know. I’m dreaming of a few of these things for Christmas, and so will the foodies in your life.

Red Christmas Ribbon

Grande Gift of Classics from Melissas Produce1. Fresh Fruits and Snacks

I love to send a fruit or veggie basket as a hostess or holiday gift. Who doesn’t like to answer the doorbell to a big basket of deliciousness? This year I am sending the bountiful Grande Gift of Classics from Melissa’s Produce to my relatives. It features more than 12 pounds of fresh seasonal fruits, along with gourmet sausages, cheeses, crackers, fruit bars, nuts and chocolates. I think all of us need this basket at home this month, don’t we? $175 includes shipping; ships in 1-2 business days. If that one doesn’t float your boat, try their Citrus Crate ($32.79) or Hatch Chile Crate ($49.99), or their Giving Hope Basket with wine ($79.99). I guarantee this will be a hit.

Weekly Tasting wine delivery2. Weekly Tasting Wine Box Weekly Tasting is the newest way to try new wines and learn about them, in the comfort of your own home. Each week one of their sommeliers presents a 4-pack of wine with a common theme (“A Tour of Tuscan” or “Wines to Go with BBQ” for example). When you order the pack, you also get access to a 10-minute tasting video that helps you better understand your likes and dislikes of each wine. This isn’t a club, so you won’t be stuck with a pack you didn’t pick out. They want you to appreciate the wine, understand it and expand your wine palate. Each week you get a notification about the new pack; if you like it, purchase the pack before it sells out. Your pack comes in the mail, along with tasting cards and recipe pairings. Now all you have to do is try the wine. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. $69 includes free shipping. They’re offering 10% off your packs if you use the code SHOCKINGLYDLISH17. 


3. ButcherBox

Where are my meat eaters? The same way way that people love a basket of fruits and veggies, or a crate of wine at the door, they swoon over a delivery of super high quality beef. ButcherBox has the highest quality 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork from trusted farmers. For $129 a month, you’ll get 8-11 pounds of meat, which is enough for 20-28 individual meals at around 6 ounces per meal and less than $6 per meal. Each month you get a different curated box, so you’ll be able to try new cuts of meat; the box comes with recipe cards to help you out in the kitchen. Or you can customize your own box with everyday and premium cuts. Although it is a subscription service, you can change the frequency — once a month or every other month, and you can cancel at any time with no penalty. If you use my link here to order, {affiliate link} you will get $10 off and free bacon in your first order. Score!

ButcherBox Free Bacon Offer


Ben Holtz of California Avocados Direct

4. Avocados Direct

In California we are completely spoiled by our abundance of fresh produce, year around. One example is avocados, which grow well here in our Mediterranean climate. The lion’s share of the avocados from California are a single variety called Hass, available roughly February through August (Mother nature prescribes the exact growing season each year). But there are so many more varieties — the big Reed, the Pinkerton, the Bacon, the Fuerte…making California avocados available nearly every month of the year. If you’d like to experience the joy of perfectly seasonal avocados straight from a farm, sign up for a box from California Avocados Direct. You can order a one-time box for yourself or a gift, or indulge in the monthly delivery. This is a family farm that I have visited, and grows simply the best, highest quality avocados around.

Stand Mixer Ornament on Shockingly Delicious

5. Mixer ornament

Whether you’re gifting yourself or another foodie, or creating a new tradition of a foodie-decorated Christmas tree, you NEED this stand mixer ornament. It’s just too adorable.

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Disclosure: Some links are affiliate links, and Shockingly Delicious will receive a tiny commission at no cost to you if you use that link for your order. The Weekly Tasting and Melissa’s Produce provided samples.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill Roberts December 24, 2017 at 7:52 am

Thank Dorothy. Great ideas. Also, I am trying right now. They are having a good food selection. So far, I love it. Prices are pretty good as well. Seems that they have a better selection than Amazon.


Dorothy Reinhold December 24, 2017 at 7:56 am

Good to know! I have not yet used Jet.


Dan December 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

I’d love to get any of these, especially that butcher box!


Dorothy Reinhold December 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Oh YEAH you want the ButcherBox!


Erin Clarkson December 22, 2017 at 7:23 pm

So many great ideas!!


Richa Gupta December 22, 2017 at 5:39 am

Wow, these are some wonderful gift ideas!


Rachel Gurk December 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

These are all fantastic ideas!


Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) December 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Great gift ideas!!


Abeer December 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

These are are all things I love. But I would choose the fuit and snack basket!


Amanda December 19, 2017 at 6:24 am

OMG those avocados are calling me!


carrie @ frugal foodie mama December 19, 2017 at 3:53 am

These are all great last minute gift ideas! I would love it if any of these would show up at my door. 🙂


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet December 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

So many great options to choose from!


Dee December 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

I would love any one – or more – of these gifts!


Jen December 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

So many amazing ideas anyone would love. I definitely have my eye on the Weekly Tasting Wine Box!!


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